Work starts on Clanwilliam Bridge

Clanwilliam Bridge to be replaced

  • Jul. 19, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure,Transport Canada


Work is about to begin to replace the Clanwilliam Bridge over the Canadian Pacific mainline west of Revelstoke. The new bridge and widening of the adjacent highway will improve the safety of the Trans-Canada Highway through the area.

A new four-lane crossing will be constructed to replace the existing two-lane bridge, located 10 km west of Revelstoke. As part of the project, the bridge approaches will also be straightened to improve sightlines, and approximately 2.3 km of Highway 1 leading up to the Clanwilliam Bridge will be reconstructed and widened to four lanes.

The Trans-Canada Highway is an important trade corridor, providing access for the Asia-Pacific market to the rest of Canada. Widening this portion of the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes will improve the safe movement of goods to and through British Columbia.

A contract has been awarded to Arthon Contractors Inc. Work is scheduled to begin in mid-July and expected to be completed in fall 2012.

The $29-million project is being jointly funded by British Columbia and Canada.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $14 million to this project with the Province providing the remainder of the funding. Federal investment is provided through the Building Canada Fund to support economic growth in British Columbia and across Canada.

“The Government of Canada is pleased to invest in this important project that will bring many benefits to communities along this corridor. Together with the Government of British Columbia, we are working to improve safety, reduce congestion, create jobs and promote long-term economic growth in the region,” Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia David Wilks.